The purpose of this thesis is to demonstrate professional and efficient music production and music mixing techniques. This is not meant to be a definitive answer to the endless approaches that can be used in music production and mixing. Instead, it is intended to aid learning in a profession where there are no black and white answers since choices in music production and mixing are highly dependent upon the engineer's preferences. While it is true that music is an art and in the end not... ( 1 reviews ) Topics: audio production, mixing, music, pro tools, recording arts
Sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in the Unites States have increaseddisproportionately impacting women and minorities (CDC, 2008b). HumanImmunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a continuing public health concern forwomen who currently comprise almost one quarter of all new HIV/AIDSdiagnoses (Prejan et al., 2011). Women are primarily infected with HIVthrough heterosexual sex, a behavior that usually occurs within the socialcontext of a dyad. This study drew on the Theory of Gender and Power,which... Topics: aids, hiv, public health, university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation
Valproic acid (VPA) is the most widely prescribed antiepileptic drug due to its ability to treat a broad spectrum of seizure types. However, potential complications of this drug include anticonvulsant polytherapy metabolism, organ toxicity and teratogenicity which limit its use in a variety of epilepsy patients. Direct delivery of VPA intracerebroventricularly (ICV) could circumvent the toxic effects normally seen with the oral route of administration. An additional potential benefit would be... Topics: elevated plus maze, epilepsy, pharmacology, valproic acid, growth cone
The purpose of this study was bifold: (1) to develop an instrument thatidentifies teachers' and students' perceptions of instruction and learning strategies, and (2) to implement the instrument and analyze the relationships between perceptions of problem-centered instruction, self-directed learning, and critical thinking in college composition classrooms. To accomplish this, a Cognitive-Composition Model was created and an Instruction Inventory was designed, validated, and administered. The... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, education, leadership,...
The reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 has increasedattention to student achievement. Specifically, the challenging demographics inColorado make attention to Colorado's Latino American students a critical issue. Colorado's population of Latino American students is now the largest and fastest growing ethnic minority group in the state. Although it is necessary to hold educators accountable for students who are not achieving, it is inappropriate to make judgments simply from... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, education, chicano studies
Catalytic deoxygenation of fatty acids was carried out using Palladium on Carbon (Pd/C) and Magnesium Oxide (MG70) catalysts and a Parr bench top micro reactor. The effect of feedstock saturation on the decarboxylation reaction was measured by varying the feedstock from stearic acid (fully saturated) to oleic acid (mono-unsaturated) to linoleic acid (poly-unsaturated). The prevalence of the decarboxylation reaction was measured by analyzing both the liquid products and the gaseous products. The... Topics: decarboxylation, hydrocarbons, renewable diesel, advanced biofuels, Civil Engineering
Cilia in the human lungs are moving hairs that aid in the movement of mucus. The layer that contains the cilia is called the periciliary layer, PCL, and the liquid in that layer the PCL fluid. We consider the PCL fluid as an incompressible viscous fluid, and we consider the cilia as a periodic array of cylinders that rotate about their base with height varying as a function of the angle. We seek a three-dimensional mathematical model of the PCL fluid slowly flowing due to the movement of the... Topics: cilia, conductivity, drag coefficient, lungs, permeability
Due to the physical properties of electronic components, DC offset will occur to some extent in all audio recordings. DC offset is the effect of direct current on an audio recording, and causes the audio signal to no longer oscillate around the absolute zero quantization level. The mean amplitude of a recording is calculated to determine the global amount of DC offset. Measuring the offset, its change over time, and its standard deviation can be used during forensic examination to aid in... Topics: DC offset, iOS, media forensics, recording arts
Worldwide concerns of resource scarcity and climate change are driving the search for carbon-neutral, renewable energy alternatives for fossil fuels. Organic wastes such as food waste represent an abundant domestic resource for energy production. Recognizing the potential embedded in organic waste, various energy conversion technologies have been developed. Food waste from the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, Colorado can be used as the substrate for a microbial fuel cell (MFC) reactor, a... Topics: civil engineering, university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of science, microbes,...
On a daily basis, consensus theory attracts more and more researches from different areas of interest, to apply its techniques to solve technical problems in a way that is faster, more reliable, and even more precise than ever before. A power system network is one of those fields that consensus theory employs extensively. The use of the consensus algorithm to solve the Economic Dispatch and Load Restoration Problems is a good example. Instead of a conventional central controller, some... Topics: consensu alhorithm, economic dispatch problem, load restoration problems, smart grid, electrical...
Public service motivation theory argues that people in the public sector holddifferent values than their private sector counterparts. However, little is understood about how public science motivation may be affected o1•er time and as the result of organizational experiences. Similar~v. the validity of the public sen ·ice motivation scale using secondary data has large~v been unexamined. This research uses longitudinal data to track the effect of participation in the national service program... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, public affairs, dissertation
This thesis proposes switching strategies for AC chopper converters which can implement the multiple steps switching technique and convert the AC energy to AC, directly. The switching process in this technique depends on the current direction in the load. The main advantage of the technique is that the load will not be disconnected during switching events. Also, the semi-soft switching topology overcomes the switching problems in the AC chopper converters, without increasing the conduction... Topics: ac converters, chopper, dead-time, hard switching, semi-soft switching, snubber circuits
Author pre-print.In 2010-2011, University of Colorado (CU) librarians implemented a multi-campus pilot study to measure the institutional value of library resources used by faculty in their research. The study incorporated quantitative methods including return on investment (ROI), cost benefit analysis (CBA), and citation analysis of journal articles published by faculty; and qualitative methodologies such as in-person interviews with faculty. The study resulted in a CU ROI model that can be... Topics: return on investment, roi, libraries, cost benefit, preprint
Sustainable construction has become an interest in the engineering community and several standards have been developed to assess the environmental impact of new construction projects. Research has shown that it is possible to use recycled materials to replace some of the traditional mixture components in concrete products and produce a more sustainable building material. Two materials that are currently recycled and have the possibility of use in concrete applications are waste glass and rubber... Topics: construction, concrete, masonry, rubber, engineering standards, aggregate
This thesis addresses the problem of blind adaptive equalization of finite impulse response (FIR) and infinite impulse response (IIR) channels (their characteristics are unknown) in the fractionally sampling scenario. An adaptive equalizer is used at the receiver to compensate the time dispersion induced by noisy communication channels and eliminate the effect of Inter-Symbol-Interference (ISI). In other words, the overall our system model, which is a cascade connection of the channel and... Topics: finite impulse response, infinite impulse response, engineering, electrical
Physics based simulations have been flourishing for many years and provide us with an excellent method to formulate the overall motion of an elastic model. Inherently these simulations are limited by sensitive initial conditions and other material constraints that make it difficult to achieve an intended motion. Point and key-frame controls have more complete control over a deformable object and offer the ability to place a node at any position, but this can prove to be very difficult to manage... Topics: computer science, simulations, elastic models Source: http://hdl.handle.net/10981/619
Catering to understand the needs of the disabled population has been an important issue in the field of emergency management. However. there has been little research on the developmentally disabled populations and of populations in long-term care or institutional settings. Using organizational effectiveness theory. this research sets out to determine emergency planning performance at state-run institutions housing the developmentally disabled in four states: Washington, Colorado. South... Topics: master of public administration, university of colorado denver, auraria library, disabilities
This research thesis addressed the problem of how teachers can assess students' readiness to begin learning and progress through multiplicative reasoning. Addressing this problem is important, particularly because this type of reasoning serves as a conceptual foundation for higher-level mathematical topics, such as fractions, ratios, proportions, and algebra. When students and teachers struggle with these higher-level topics, assessing conceptual prerequisites plays a key role in identifying... Topics: mathematics education, education, assessment, measurement, evaluation
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An interview with Ben Sherman, a member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux tribe of Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota. Filmed at the Nighthorse Campbell Native Health Building in Aurora, CO on July 13, 2010. Topics: oral history, native american, american indian, oglala, lakota, sioux
England in the seventeenth century was in the midst of turmoil: political, religious, and scientific. Civil war and regicide, puritan dissension, and a fundamental shift in the perception of nature all challenged the presumption of unity encoded in the notion of the harmony of the spheres. The very foundation of order and authority was at stake; but because the presumption of unity had prevented the development of a language of diversity, the historian has few sources for the transparent... Topics: britain, history of science, music treatises, natural philosophy, scientific revolution,...
-byBrown-Sica, Margaret S.; Beall, Jeffrey; McHale, Nina
Response time as defined for this study is the time that it takes for all files that constitute a single webpage to travel across the Internet from a Web server to the end user's browser. In this study, the authors tested response times on queries for identical items in five different library catalogs, one of them a next-generation(NextGen) catalog. The authors also discuss acceptable response time and how it may affect the discovery process. They suggest that librarians and vendors should... Topics: online library catalogs, information retrieval, internet searching Source: Information Technology and Libraries 29 no4 214-23 D 2010
High-throughput microarray technology is an important and revolutionary technique used in genomics and systems biology to analyze the expression of thousands of genes simultaneously. The popular use of this technique has resulted in enormous repositories of microarray data, for example, the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO), maintained by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). However, an effective approach to optimally exploit these datasets in support of specific biological... Topics: gene-drug association, gene expression, meta-analysis, motif finding, cluster analysis
Youth master planning represents a new planning specialization that began inthe late 1980s to improve the lives of children and youth. Youth master planning is aligned with the normative frameworks of advocacy planning and participatory planning in that adults are encouraged to advocate for the needs of children and youthand meaningfully engage them in community decision-making. As an outcome of this process, youth master plan documents provide a general guide for becoming a better place for... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, urban planning, dissertation, phd
Recent immigration reform has caused a controversy over theimplementation of proposed reform in the past two years. Arizona's attempt topass strict immigration reform triggered an outpouring of advocacy activityamong groups nationwide.This movement is not the first time groups have mobilized againstimmigration reform on both the federal and state levels. Texas is on the vergeof a significant state attempt to pass immigration reform, which has sparkedinitial reactions similar to those seen in... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, thesis, master of public affairs, latinos,...
This thesis describes my investigations into the migratory and breeding behaviors of Dunlin (Calidris alpina arcticola) using chemical signals contained within the tissues of these long-distance migratory shorebirds. The ratios of stable isotopes (δ13C andδ15N) in the tissues of these birds serve as an intrinsic record of past dietary consumption. By studying the variation of these ratios over time and between tissues, I was able to make inferences about past behaviors.Chapter I describes how... Topics: Dunlin, Migration, Stable isotope, Biology, Alaska
Student perceptions of competency in Hospitality management, (HM) andthe level of engagement in the college experience were compared between two programs to verify engagement as a construct consisting of three domains;classroom, campus, and off-campus. Administrator and student descriptions of engagement in the college experience described the pedagogy, activities, and experiences that were unique between a four-year public and private college. A multi-case study design was employed to... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, phd, dissertation, educational leadership,...
This thesis describes how water laws' issues and tools passed by the Colorado State Legislature changed between 1931 and 2006. Data was provided through previous work accomplished by Dr. Schlager and Dr. Heikkila under a National Science Foundation grant. The data were analyzed through multiple time scales: era, decade, and year. The number of laws passed, the issues they addressed, and policy tools used were described by graphical representation, descriptive statistics, correlation tests, and... Topics: university of colorado denver, water policy, master of public affairs
Social media has made it easier than ever to publish pictures on the internet. Investigators now have to determine how to deal with pictures, posted to these social media websites, which become evidence in crimes. Traditional methods of authenticating the origin of pictures are not as effective because the processing applied by the social media websites eliminates or obscures much of this information. This thesis proposes several methods of image attribution that utilize popular image... Topics: cellphone, facebook, image attribution, image authentication, social media
This study proposes an engagement model that supports use of course-based online social networks for engaging student, and hence, improving their educational outcomes. This research demonstrates that instructors who create course-based online social networks to communicate with students can increase the student engagement in these online social networks, and increase student perceived educational outcomes. The model is developed and tested in a higher education setting.The primary contribution... Topics: Engagement, Facebook, Self-Disclosure, Humor, Computer Science and Information Systems
Most social movement literature examines movements' abilities to enact socialchange under favorable political opportunity structures. This paper instead analyzes how a social movement. the Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) movement, has responded to the negative political opportunity structures of the George W. Bush era. I utilize a political process/social movement framework to examine the political opportunity structures and movement action strategies of this enduring, dynamic... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, master of arts, political science, reproductive...
Virtual teams are utilized by organizations to gather experts to collaborate online in order to accomplish organizational tasks. However, the characteristics of these teams create challenges to effective collaboration and effective team outcome. Collaboration is an essential component of teamwork, the notion of forming teams in organizations is the need for members with complementary skills and expertise to collaborate in order to achieve the goal for which the team is established. Literature... Topics: Team effectiveness, Trust, Computer Science and Information Systems, Collaboration, Virtual teams
Over the past decade, rising greenhouse gas emissions (GHG emissions) have put public transit in the forefront of sustainable transportation. To improve transit accessibility and attract riders, Park-n-Ride (PnR) facilities have been built on the periphery of cities. By providing convenient parking facilities, agencies encourage drivers to shift modes in their single occupancy vehicle (SOV) and complete their journey by transit.While PnRs are intended to facilitate more transit riders, the... Topics: Parking, Denver, Civil Engineering, Single occupancy vehicle
Circa 1991, this is a promotional rap video produced by the Community College of Denver. The artist is identified as QG Posse. Topics: rap, hip hop, community college of denver, community colleges, commercials, educational videos
in this article the author explores how the systems department at the Auraria Library (which serves more than thirty thousand primarily commuting students at the University of Colorado-Denver, the Metropolitan State College of Denver, and the Community College of Denver) diagnosed and analyzed slow response time when querying proprietary databases. Issues examined include vendor issues, proxy issues, library network hardware, and bandwidth and network traffic. Reprinted by permission of the... Topics: library science, information networks, academic libraries, information storage and retrieval,... Source: Information Technology and Libraries 27 no4 29-32 D 2008
Very Low Frequency (VLF 3-30 kHz) receivers are used to monitor the amplitude and phase of signals from powerful naval VLF communication transmitters. Since the VLF transmitter signals propagate in the Earth-ionosphere waveguide, they provide a method for remotely sensing ionospheric density changes. The effect of powerful natural oceanic lighting discharges on the ionosphere are investigated using VLF remote sensing and the Global Lighting Detection Network (GLD360). Ionospheric disturbances... Topics: engineering, ionosphere, vlf, global lightning detection network, lightning
There is a dearth in the literature about low-income Latino/a head-and-neck and lung cancer patients' experiences during treatment, including the challenges they face during this journey, and how to help them better navigate their treatment and improve related outcomes. In this study, five Latino/a head-and-neck and four lung cancer patients, six caregivers, seven key informants, and seven patient navigators were interviewed to better understand the experiences of these patients along their... Topics: cancer, hispanic, latino, lung, patient navigation
A critical piece of the Smart Grid infrastructure is the communications network for data gathering, control and supervision capabilities that extend to the customer demarcation point. Over several decades, the electric utilities built a robust communications networks connecting electric grid subsystems except for the “last mile” connecting to the end user premise. A primary goal of Smart Grid (SG) is to expand the communications network throughout the Distribution Network (DN) thus enabling... Topics: electrical engineering, mathematics, smart grid
Seismic Microzonation of Ground Motion in Southwestern Colorado using GIS and S-Factor AnalysisThesis directed by Professor Nien-Yin ChangAbstractEarthquakes worldwide accounted for more than $300 billion in damage and over 21,000 lives in 2011 (USGS, 2011).That year saw one of the worst earthquakes ever in Sendai Japan of an earthquake of Mw 9 and produced a tsunami wave that caused unprecedented damage along the eastern coastline of Japan (USGS, 2011). Advances in satellite imagery, GIS... Topics: hazard, map, seismic, integrated science, GIS
The HPV vaccine was FDA approved in 2006 for women ages 9 to 26. The vaccine is 100% effective in preventing the infection of four HPV s that cause 90 percent of genital warts and 70 percent of cervical dysplasia. This thesis examines the knowledge of demographically diverse Latinas ages 19 to 26 regarding the HPV vaccine and their perceived access to the immunization. Unlike other studies which focus on the differences in knowledge and access to healthcare between Latinas and other demographic... Topics: auraria library, thesis, etd, human papillomavirus, chicanas, women, hispanics
Women diagnosed with breast cancer may find BRCA 1/ 2 genetic testing useful in order to make decisions about breast cancer treatment options or in determining risk of future cancers. Through an ethnography of eight breast cancer survivors in the Denver Metro-Area this study reveals how access to BRCA 1/ 2 genetic testing differs depending on the type of private insurance coverage patients have. The political ecology of health (PEH) theoretical framework is used to analyze how the private... Topics: brca 1/2, breast cancer, health insurance, genetic testing, digital storytelling
Microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology could provide a low cost alternative to conventional aerated wastewater treatment, however there has been little comparison between MFC and aeration treatment using real wastewater substrate. This study attempts to directly compare the wastewater treatment efficiency and energy consumption and generation among three reactor systems, a traditional aeration process, a simple submerged MFC configuration, and a control reactor acting similar as natural lagoons.... Topics: Microbial Fuel Cell, sustainable, wastewater, Civil Engineering, bioenergy
More than half of the students who enroll in community colleges leave after one year without completing degrees or certificates. Framing the problem of low persistence rates as one of identity development rather than skills development, this study examines the perceptions of first-semester students in two developmental reading and writing learning communities at an urban community college that serves a diverse student population. Theresearcher conducted interviews with students and teachers at... Topics: university of colorado denver, auraria library, education, dissertation, phd